We’ve had so much great work coming out of the Gray lab this year! So proud of everyone!
It seems early but we’re already starting to plan our next field season in Uganda! With this we also need to start planning for our Water Across the World project where we work with students in rural Uganda and those in rural Ohio to connect them on issues of water quality in their respective communities. This year we have a group of undergraduate students helping us to expand and improve our project and we’re so excited to get back to Uganda and implement their ideas!
If you’d like to contribute to our fundraising efforts for Water Across the World, you can do so through this link:
Jenna Odegard successfully defended her MS thesis on Monday! Her thesis, co-supervised by Suzanne Gray and Lauren Pintor, focused on, The role of taxonomic and functional diversity in biotic resistance of non-native fish and invertebrates in coastal Lake Erie Wetlands. Jenna will be the first graduate student of the Gray Lab. Congratulations, Jenna!
Our 2016 REU student Caroline McElwain was featured in the 2017 Stone Laboratory brochure for her work on the altered visual abilities in Lake Erie Emerald Shiners (Notropis atherinoides) under algal and sedimentary turbidity.
Check it out here: stone-lab-brochure
This summer we held a workshop about the importance of water quality and water quality education for the teachers at St. Hildegard primary school where we engage students and teach them about water quality issues through our program called The Water Project. The teachers had so much fun and asked really great questions!
We have some really exciting work going on in the western basin of Lake Erie and Ohio Sea Grant agrees! Check out the link below for the article which features our own Dr. Suzanne Gray and Chelsey Nieman (PhD student).
Come see our first two honors defense presentations next week! These event are open to the public so anyone can come watch!
The Relationship between Turbidity and Carotenoid-based Coloration of Centrarchid Fishes in Urban Streams – by Tiffany Atkinson on Monday, April 11th at 9:00 am in Kottman Hall 245.
Effects of Aquatic Habitat Degradation on Hybridization between Bluegill and Green Sunfish – By Jake Wittman on Thursday, April 14th at 4:00 pm in Kottman Hall 370.